Staying In Saturday?


Amanda Knox during her trial in 2008

On The Ray D’Arcy Show…

Sinéad Harrington writes:

Amanda Knox will appear on The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday 3 February. Amanda made headlines all over the world when she and her boyfriend at the time Raffaele Sollecito were wrongfully convicted of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Puglia in Italy in 2007.

This Saturday, Amanda will reveal to Ray what it was like to be imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, the heart stopping final twists of her fight for freedom and how her life dramatically changed when she became the centrepiece of one of the most talked about trials of the century.

The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday at 10pm on RTÉ One.

Pic: getty

45 thoughts on “Staying In Saturday?

  1. Donk

    How? Why? He is unable to interview. He asks a question and repeatedly says yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahwhile they answer. He never follows up on anything interesting the interviewee might say, he just jumps to his next boring question. It doesn’t seem like he’s even listening to their answers – it’s like he’s practising saying the next question in his head while they speak. It drives me mad how awkward and awful he is

    1. Donk

      Another Darcy moment – a few weeks ago your man from bachelors walk was on cooking a pizza (i don’t know why)
      Darcy was becoming visibly distressed by how untidy their little kitchenette was becoming and seemed to forget about presenting the show. He instead became engrossed in tidying the kitchen and putting some order into the few bits on the worktop.

    2. Andrew

      “He asks a question and repeatedly says yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahwhile they answer. He never follows up on anything interesting the interviewee might say, he just jumps to his next boring question”

      The exact same can be said for that other bland, empty vessel Ryan Tubridy

        1. tubs "i love books"

          +2 and yet that empty vessels is always so keen to shout about his love of literature. Funny how a lover of books is so devoid in imagination.

  2. Not On Your Nelly

    Actual license payers money going straight into this woman’s pocket.

    Genuinely gives me a sickening feeling.

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      Did you watch the Netflix documentary?
      She’s either innocent or a REALLY convincing liar.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        I might actually have a rewatch of it this weekend instead of listening to Ray make a hames of interviewing her.

    2. Andrew

      I am curious as to why it gives you a sickening feeling? The only sickening thing about this is that ray D’Arcy is in receipt of one cent of licence payers hard earned cash and people are worse for watching it. Not to mention broadsheet’s weekly advertisement for RTE.
      There is an excellent documentary on her case(as mentioned above) with a particularly repugnant English journalist involved. It’s worth a watch

  3. Gabby

    I think this interview will attract reactions from relatives, friends and sympathisers of the British woman who was murdered in Italy. I doubt whether Ray D’Arcy and his show researchers are going to uncover any new relevant facts on the Italian investigation and trial. Interviewing Amanda Fox at this stage is a form of sensational entertainment whose only positive outcome may be a rise in the audience viewing rates.

    1. The Old Boy

      Of course it’s just a bit of sensationalism. It’s a Saturday evening chat show on RTÉ, not Panorama.

      1. Ben Redmond

        The relatives of Meredith Kercher will not be enlightened or consoled by this upcoming maudlin interview.

  4. newsjustin

    Ray: “It must have been terribly upsetting for you…in jail in Italy. And your parents and family….I can’t begin to…

    AK: “Yeah. It was the worst experience of my life. There’s no doubt about that. It’s changed my life in so many ways…”

    Ray: “And did you have porridge while you were in jail?”

    1. Dermie

      Ha Ha Ha …… the sad thing is I actually played that conversation in my head …. made me laugh anyway….

    2. Papi

      Ray: “And tell us, cos I’m sure the listeners will want to know, what , if I can ask, did you put on it, at all, at all?”
      {Head slightly leans to the side}

    3. ahjayzis

      Yeah yeah yeah but what we ALL want to know is did she think of Ireland and the Irish people while in jail, and what does she think of us?

      1. Ben Redmond

        Her reply: Irish porridge is a load of blarney. In Italian jail we got coffee and croissants for breakfast, spaghetti baloney and vinagery white table wine for lunch, and mamma mia eight-inch pizza with lashings of rissotto and olives for dinner. I wouldn’t recommend Italian television either.

  5. phil

    This is probably a bad idea, I’m not sure whatever really happened is clear enough to be giving her a platform to tell her story.

    I think this carry on will upset the Kercher family, they are too dignified to tell us that though …

    1. Blonto

      Spot on. RTE trying to generate a bit of controversy for the sake of it.
      They shouldn’t be giving people like this a platform……and in doing so helping them to profit from a crime.

  6. Blonto

    Tommy Tiernan is embarrassing Darcy, Tubridy, O’Connor and all the other numpties with chat shows.
    He is entertaining, a good listener and therefore a good conversationalist. Every episode I’ve seen there’s a pure gem of an interview.
    RTE will cancel it any minute now……

      1. anne

        She got all pissy over nothing.. doesn’t get the Irish humour I’d say. I was impressed with how he handled it.

        Great thing on Irish telly at the moment. Tiernan is great.
        Tubs & D’arcy are planks.

  7. Gay Tea Shop

    What? Nobody is RTE has a book to flog or programme about themselves dancing/baking/doing up the gaff/losing weight?

    Come on RTE Press Release people you can do better than this. Six One News presenters wearing Hutch Kinnahane T-shirts and alternating seats daily for example…

  8. Cloud

    Air crash investigators on standby to pick through the flaming wreckage of the interview once it’s all over.

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